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Malaysian restaurant Wau

$$ - $$$, Asian, Malaysian
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2487
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“satay” (27 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (10 reviews)
“coconut rice” (2 reviews)
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Singaporean, Asian, Malaysian, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wau was recommended by a friend for its satay (meat skewers), and so I went. It was totally worth it. I can whole heartedly recommend the satay : whcih comes in various variants: red meat (goat, beef), chicken and/or fish skewers. I had a selection...More

Thank EvHoof
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A party of three including one Malaysian and myself who had spent many years in Indonesia Singapore and the far east. In a nut shell this is far from Malaysian cooking. Lamb rendang Basically cooked in a wok with desiccated coconut and green peppers. Far...More

Thank Nigel I
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a Friday night, surprisingly quiet but the food is excellent. Had the Ayam Rendang Kerisik and it was excellent. Very good house Rose wine and the service very friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend to get your spice fix when craving some !

Thank Dont A
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I went with my friends all from Penang, Malaysia to Wau Malaysian cuisine, in Newbury, Berkshire last Saturday. Service from the young gentleman is so welcoming. Place were crowded with customers, always shows a good sign. Friendly and warmth from the staff indeed reminding me...More

1  Thank stella t
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Authentic 110℅. Some say best in amsterdam and england. Some say batam. The food is good. Kang kong belacan power. Spicy. That what real malaysian food. Pedas. The nasi goreng/ sate all truly like hawker style in KL or Singapore. Teh tarik also good but...More

Thank nor r
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Best samosas I’ve ever had and the peanut sauce that cane with my husbands satay was amazing. Friendly waitress and relaxed atmosphere! I would highly recommend!

Thank Phishfan1
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Amazing little restaurant in a great location, the menu and variety is excellent and service very friendly and attentive, I would highly recommend. I would say call ahead and book a table to avoid disappointment.

Thank Evertongary
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Wau‘s during our Amsterdam trip and it was amazing. Staff was very friendly and food was amazing. You may miss it while walking along the street with all those restaurants, but you really shouldn’t leave this out.

Thank Jens G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Welcoming, good service, good food and a nice change from European restaurants. We loved the coconut based dishes - also very generous portions.

Thank sueadams2
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, friendly service..we tried lemon grass tea..i was not a fan but my wife liked it.. The rest was very good

Thank ernie t
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
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25 March 2017|
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Response from Ben K | Property representative |
Yes we are Halal, but alcohol is being served in this Restaurant. All our meat are bought from a local Islamic Butcher called Kaddour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 2487
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Malay restaurant serving halal food (we do serve alcohol, Tiger beer, Gulpener and wines). In a modern romantic atmosphere we serve eg charcoal grilled satay's, laksa, curry with roti, vegetarian, nasi lemak, rendang and nasi goreng. No MSG, almost glutenfree
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